Skip to comments.Liberal Papers Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times Slam Their Mayors for Bullying Chick-fil-A
Posted on 07/27/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by matt04
While many liberals cheer the harsh words that Democratic Mayors Thomas Menino (Boston) and Rahm Emanuel (Chicago) have had for the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain as a result of its conservative, pro-traditional marriage president, editorial boards at liberal newspapers in those two cities have come out with strong criticisms for the anti-conservative bullying.
"[W]hich part of the First Amendment does Menino not understand? A business owners political or religious beliefs should not be a test for the worthiness of his or her application for a business license," the Boston Globe complained in a July 25 editorial. "History will render judgment on the views of Chick-fil-A executives. City Hall doesnt have to," the editorial board concluding, having noted that there's no evidence that Chick-fil-A breaks any anti-discrimination laws.
Mayor Emanuel should "back off" thundered the Chicago Sun-Times. "Government has no business withholding zoning permits and licenses just because it objects to a businessmans religious or political views," the editorial board added in its July 25 opinion. It's one thing for private organizations to boycott or pull out of business arrangements, but it's another thing entirely "for government to put on the squeeze."
Other liberal outlets like the Los Angeles Times and Time magazine's Michael Scherer leveled attacks on the liberal mayors for, well, acting against the liberal value of free speech.
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The one area where the dinosaur media is guaranteed to come out roaring like a lion is the First Amendment. Without it, they’d be out of business.
Don’t believe for a minute that they support Chick-Fil-A. They do not. They do, however, support the right to say whatever THEY want to say.
Maybe they can see trouble coming their own way. They’re in the business of yack, and when a government comes on a jihad after some other business on account of its owners’ own legal yack, that’s an ominous sign to them. Kudos to them for having half their sanity left.
—The dinosaur media trying to pretend to be non-partisan or what they really believe?—
I think they are not completely stupid. They understand the implications of this.
Hmmm, apparently this issue pierced the liberal fog in the meme tests they’ve been running. Gotta pull out, then - can’t have the mouth-breathers waking up.
Boston Mayor attends opening of Mosque that preaches “Death to All Gays.”
Jesus said, "God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. Matthew 5:11-12
I guess I should be surprised and upset, but after so many of our leaders are revealing their true autocratic ways, I am not.
It’s frightening that so many of these cockroaches are coming out of every crack and hole.
These people used to be radicals with no chance to gain positions as leaders and power. They now seem to be the norm.
We’re watching the systematic dismantling of our country and everything it has stood for. November can’t come soon enough.
The Sun-Times is Chicago’s liberal paper? I thought it was the TRIB!
I hope it's waffle fries.
I hope it’s waffle fries.”
Sorry - it’s going to be peach shakes and they will always be available forever and ever. Amen.
They're both liberal Obama-loving rags, but the Sun-Times is the only paper honest enough to admit it. The Tribune wants people to believe it's "conservative" when it champions Obama, Durbin, Madigan, etc.